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russia receives the olympic flame during a traditional handover ceremony now for the early on sunday then it'll begin its big tour of the host country arriving in sochi for the twenty fourteen winter games . also had loving tonight no excuse for into that anonymity it's revealed the n.s.a. has been snooping on those who generally need online privacy while the web's giants desperately move to mend their reputations. a fifth straight day of deadlock sees the u.s. government in paralysis with economists warning of impending disaster we're reports in the next half hour on what the red versus blue standoff is costing america. and switzerland's plan to pay its citizens nearly two thousand euros a month whether they have a job or not we tell you why. very
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good evening from marty it's kevin owen here with you tonight just after eleven pm now here in moscow and our top story the olympic torch of the twenty fourteen winter games has been handed over to russia now it'll fly to moscow after a colorful ceremony in athens to kick off its sixty five thousand kilometer to or the host country farmer reports next in the festivities in greece and the flames further path. while the olympic flame for saatchi twenty fourteen has officially been handed over to the russian olympic committee and it took place here at the historic and i cost stadium during an elaborate ceremony that started with the greek figure skater pony artist mark courses running into the stadium with the torch that's the same torch that was lit up at an ancient olympia just under a week ago and since then the torch is being doing
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a chore of greece but that greek leg of the relay did come to an end today and you may have seen the torch was then given to the deputy prime minister of russia dimitri and he received it from a promise who is in fact the president of the helen nick olympic committee and if you look closely you may have seen that that torch was then used to light a small lantern and it's that lantern that will then be taken to the russian embassy here in athens deceiving before being flown on a plane to moscow tomorrow for the start of the russian leg of this allin pick torch relay sixty five thousand kilometers long it will see that torch go to the top of mind tell bruce it will see that torch go to the bottom of lake baikal it will also go to the north pole and also be fired into actors space for a space walk up at the international space station before coming back down to earth in time to light the limpid colder and in sochi the opening ceremony on february the seventh so it is a fabulous journey it's
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a journey that will cover the length and breadth of russia going across all nine time zones and it is believed it will give ninety percent of the country a chance to actually see through its very significant it should be spectacular and it's well worth looking forward to it's all about trying to show this link between the ancient games and the modern games because you have to remember that two and a half thousand years ago we gamed actually started in a limb here and that's where this torch was lit it's really trying to show the link between the ancient and the modern games that we have enjoyed today in the form of the summer games but also the winter games that take place and will take place in sochi on february the seventh. and you keep up to speed with all the highlights of the olympic torch handover on our website streaming there all the coverage from athens for you. the olympic torch is on its big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities
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of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others pays. a living torch relay special coverage on are. absolutely and a lot tomorrow to next for the n.s.a. no one has good enough reason to sit on an image see on the web no matter whether you're conducting sensitive research or want to guard your business from competitors it seems freshly now shows they are no match for the n.s.a.'s anti encryption crusade this is the internet's tech giants are in damage control mode asking the federal court to let them reveal details about n.s.a. data requests lucy caffein offer up set up tonight. in the wake of the u.s. national security agency scandal much of the tech industry has grown critical of government snooping some companies named as partners in the n.s.a.'s prism program
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including google and facebook even sued the u.s. in order to set the record straight they're hoping to fight the perception that the n.s.a. has direct access to their servers but transparency might come with financial incentives the snowden leaks prompted dire warnings from internet giants predicting that american businesses would lose tens of billions of dollars in revenue abroad as scared users turn to local alternatives one industry nonprofit survey found that ten percent of two hundred seven officials at non american companies canceled contracts in the wake of the leaks fifty six percent of non-u.s. respondents said they were hesitant to work with u.s. based cloud computing firms some researchers even predicted the cloud computing industry as a whole could lose up to one hundred billion dollars by twenty sixteen but so far none of that has panned out in fact some of the internet giants who helped the n.s.a. gather data on people overseas say privately they felt little if any impact on
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their business and when it comes to internet empires some of those very same firms dominate the internet traffic across the globe. google and facebook rule most of the world that's according to a new survey from oxford university as this map shows the only major countries not under their sway are china and russia also kazakhstan korea and japan here local providers have managed to maintain their domination of the market and there's a number of theories as to why one is that cloud customers have few good alternatives american firms have most of the market and switching costs money another reason is that tech buying companies elsewhere believe their own governments have scanning procedures that are every bit as invasive as the american programs and so despite the spying revelations it seems to be business as usual for the tech giants who worked with the n.s.a. reporting from moscow on lucy catherine of r.t.e. . for business as usual for the founder of a secure email provider used by edward snowden he was forced to shut down after his
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move to not working at it for many ten years later levinson repeated refused to provide the f.b.i. with access to his service encryption keys explained that was why he preferred to close well in disclose. i took the stance that i did not try and protect a single person but because i was concerned about the invasion and sacrificing of everyone's privacy rights that was accessing my system i know they threatened me on more than one occasion with jail i think the only reason they didn't do it is because if they had the service would have eventually shut down on its own with nobody to maintain it and the only reason they didn't arrest me after the shutdown was because of the the media the public but it's pretty scary to to think about what lengths they're willing to go to conduct these investigations and you know effectively what's going on is just completely undermining what little trust there
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was in commercial technology products here in the u.s. google yahoo facebook they've been fighting requests via the fai's a court they've been fighting requests like the ones that i received. the fact is they've been losing. five days of government shutdown this done little to cool tempest in washington where republican and democrat lawmakers are still bickering over budget technicalities what's worse it doesn't look like the cross is well in the meantime sued it could even get a whole lot worse over the seventeenth that's when lawmakers have to raise america's debt ceiling in order to pay off debts otherwise that means do full the repercussions of that could be horrendous for the world economy currently hundreds of thousands of state workers who've been laid off in the u.s. with organizations because massive forced winds and operations we spoke to george he used to oversee the international space station who used to he told us they will be long lasting enough to show us. there are missions that are coming up in say
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four or five or six months fairly critical missions or missions that robotic flights that are going to the planets they have a launch windows that have to be maintained and if their workers are furloughed that work and being done and so there is going to be an effect on the line and i was a director of the johnson space center and we were flying the space shuttle and of course flying missions to mirror to that time so we had to maintain a schedule so i managed to keep the work force. working we kept the work going on in the johnson space center and the kennedy space center in florida and we didn't really have an impact but this time with about ninety seven percent of the workforce at the johnson space center laid off there will be in effect down the line. america's in trouble now remember the heady days before two thousand and eight to the credit crunch well because reports got a warning later this hour about countries had in the very same way. of course we in
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the u.k. would they come up with an idea of backing their wealth of creating wealth through property so this is the first headline max and it's turned crown estate into sovereign wealth fund labor m.p.'s to urge basically this is a great idea because other countries like norway famously have a sovereign wealth fund from all that north sea oil china has trillions of dollars in reserves made up of a chilling us dollars and then more chileans of other currencies britain however they sold sixty percent of their gold under gordon brown they have no sovereign wealth fund and they got an economy that's overly reliant on fraud and really hypothecation so yes i say to the queen elizabeth respectfully return all that unused collateral into something that can help the nation think of it as being on the vanguard in this global financial war and when it's not sexy don't you want to be a war queen you can be like there's a financial war going we're going to put the palaces collateral defy the financial war you know it's exciting get on t.v. make a few speeches you could make
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a movie about it you'd be the spain is that some of these previous monarchs they've made movies about that are now canonized in hollywood you too can be famous in hollywood too yes. reporting next another switzerland consume stop paying its citizens a monthly salary of two thousand euros just for being there the idea is now up for national voter vigorously the backing of one hundred thousand signatures so in principle it's an extreme social safety net for those behind it of go bigger plans apparently is a tease peter all about. cash by the truckloads the proposed basic income initiative running with a splash and the promise of two thousand euro a month to every swiss city. intended to let them live without basic financial worries imagine you're being born and society tells you while calm you will be cared for and i ask you what you want to do with your life what's your calling
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imagine imagine that that feeling that's a whole different atmosphere parliament were presented with a petition signed by over one hundred twenty thousand people opposing the idea of paying everyone if they will or not so switzerland is say the referendum. then. it could be one of the landmark historical moments like the abolition of slavery or the civil rights movement of course those who don't want it will find excuses but those who do want it will find solutions and. campaign is announce their intention to spread the wealth with a glitzy stunt four hundred thousand swiss francs about three hundred fifty thousand euro worth of gold coins deposited on the square in front of parliament this initiative hopes to do is to in switzerland huge mountains of gold into the base for all its citizens when you look at the globe say ok we want to do
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a pilot project what do you do you pick a small country ok a concert which is i'm embarrassed about all the independence you know we're not part of the you but here for this project it could be could be an advantage apart from being independent of brussels supporters a sighting another major reason for this idea to be successful here. if there's anywhere that can find its way through and great now we have to ball rolling stone to a yes or no question it will then be up to lawmakers to determine exactly where the money will come from unless those financing issues are worked through and with the prospect of tax rises it may prove difficult to convince enough swiss that the idea of money. the nothing is a good one the older generation they lived their whole lives in and out of the system so it's it's hard for them to actually realize what this means and they have fear of course of their pensions and everything and they don't instantly gets that
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it's actually everything placements of an order system the concept behind the initiative is that the current system of work and pay is outdated for a progressive nation like switzerland but with the question of would swiss people want to work if cash is just thrown at them it could turn out to be a gamble to fund the boat is peter all of. the switzerland. interesting come set up the rigs right to reply we travel to meet the crew of the russian oil platform stormed by greenpeace activists they had there for some the protest. nato's accused of killing afghan civilians again the alliance denies missing its militant targets that's what they said more than two right after this break.
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it's no good james. said. expect some of the toughest race. from. the front. seat.
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the netherlands has taken russia to the international maritime tribunal accusing it of unlawfully seizing the greenpeace ship arctic sunrise used during last ones oil rig protest play say the environmentalists posed a threat to that part forms employees and of charged them with piracy at his roof and has been to the arctic river the center of the storm. rushes. over there is and. went. to. prison as long there was preparing to become russia's first offshore oil rig in the
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arctic other nations want to catch up until at least two thousand and twenty very early warning the rigs captain was informed that the arctic sunrise vessel was just a few kilometers away and that its behavior was out of ordinary. the worldwide automatic identification system also known as their ai as can track almost any sheep within a twenty mile zone and know the unique identification and position course and speed if it wants to be seen with them balloons if they are on the books with us on the roads the boat was identified as the arctic sunrise but then it disappeared from our radars which could only mean they switched off their systems it constantly changed course and speed was approaching and then moving away from the rig again at one point they breached the three mast safety zone around the rig for ten to twenty minutes. the captain told us he tried to contact the suspicious vessel
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sent a message warning it not to approach the reek any closer it was met with silence the rules captain twenty five years at the helm was also aware of the crews and tensions but you could imagine the worst he had experience with dealing with greenpeace activists before. last august when pieces of tick sunrise brought a dozen environmental activists to the platform for a protest over the dangers drilling could pose to the environment the use drug to reach the righ and eventually managed to get on it and spend about ten hours there the head of greenpeace russia used the success to accuse the rig's management of been unable to provide security which could have disastrous consequences if it had been a terror attack the official claimed a year on the pressure group tried to repeat the stunt for the captain it was like deja vu he saw first two and then three boats approaching the rig bridge in its
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safety zone protected by international maritime law he should act. reaction from the rigs crew as well as border forces patrolling strategic waters was well coordinated and quick they stopped him what happened next the world learned from various videos later pasted on the web. we knew it was greenpeace vessel but as to who was on board and what their aims were we have no idea there could have been anyone there especially when we saw them launching speedboats look they used these ropes to try to get on board and two of them succeeded we continue talking to them in english they didn't the baby there was a woman and a man and this is when border forces had to intervene. before we lose our particle for war and they posed a minor threat until the attempted to board the platform and that. we have to prevent by all possible means because they could damage equipment and sabotage our
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work this rig is a place of extreme danger. the rigs crew says it learned lessons from last year and jokingly thanked the activists for helping them improve their ability to protect their righ but for the activists themselves thirty people from nineteen countries including russia this is no joke they are all now charged with piracy if convicted they could face up to fifteen years in jail it's after the law now to decide rich nationality from the charas sea in russia's north but meantime supporters of those detained activists are rallying around the world demonstrators demanding the release of those arrested aboard the arctic sunrise the protests are expected to gather steam with tens of thousands expected to attend rallies across forty five countries according to greenpeace. on life she had no gun and she had a one year old toddler in her car but a thirty four year old woman was shot dead by police after trying to ram her way
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into the white house grounds yesterday leading police on a racing chase through the capital if you didn't see it. some very gripping pictures who got the story most pictures online and putting down roots in a stand against aggression at r.t. dot com as well make the man who's planting seeds of resistance in the west bank. afghan officials are blaming a so-called precision nato strike for the deaths of five civilians including three children the coalition dismisses that accusation saying there casualty reports show no were civilian victims of canister an expert party told us he thinks u.s. intelligence though needs to do a better job. in fact last night's attack. is art of. this is how i asked this is how the latest strike. me be an intelligence failure the people who were rude were
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carrying their rifles they were going for shooting at night this. this is. a lot of afghans and it seems this strike took place because these incidents were mistaken militants. in brief three blasts across iraq and killed at least forty one civilians one of the exposion struck a cafe mainly shia north of baghdad which in jewett a similar deadly suicide bombing on the several weeks ago nearly one hundred have died this month alone in iraq's violence where more than twelve hundred perished in september international communities sounding the alarm over rex increasingly beleaguered security since the nato led invasion. most his spokesman has now made before members of a terrorist group killed during their deadly rampage in mali in the kenyan capital he said. danny from sudan led the assault two weeks ago that left sixty seven dead
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earlier a private kenyan t.v. station broke her security footage of the assault showing a terrorist apparently walking calmly through the westgate shopping center. hezbollah has reportedly pulled large numbers of its troops out of syria where they've been fighting against the opposition rebels it's thought the lebanon based militant group had up to ten thousand people in the country at one point but that now moved to a little bit just a couple of thousand of his policy traces the rapid rise of hezbollah from a small militia at one point to now one of the most powerful political and military forces in lebanon. remember this war hizbollah fired almost four thousand rockets into israel seven years on the past couple the missile also no problems in washington to say the group has more missiles than most governments in the world they had some thirteen or fifteen. years before that and now according to . the fifty thousand. from
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a small militia that emerged in the early eighty's hizbullah has grown to an organization with six malignancies government and radio and satellite television station and programs for social development it's been called a state within a state has one who are the only for this bill are is a very interesting combination it's not just a political party and not just a resistance group but a combination of both they have a political wing a military wing and an economic wing it builds a very respectful place in south lebanon and in the places where the shia are living in lebanon. the movement wants hospitals clinics schools as well as agricultural centers that provide farmers with technical assistance and training it supports families of fighters who die in battle but hostility to israel is the party's defining platform especially since may two thousand when the last israeli troops left lebanon largely because of the success of his bill of fighters but where is his bill as popularity peeta then opinion over the organization is divided
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most of the arab and muslim world see hezbollah as a resistance and social movement more powerful than the lebanese government but the united states european union of course israel and others regarded as a terrorist organization terrorist organization of terrorist organizations like hezbollah it's starting to name because there's a terrorist organization to take action against its recent intervention in syria has also been highly controversial beirut and many in the international community have criticized the group for. taking the side of the syrian president bashar al assad regime had a long history of. go shave community in lebanon because by the way the leader of the ahmed movement. gave a fatwa a religious dictate in one thousand nine hundred seventy four seventy five which for the first time recognize that. it's. been in a war even
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a nine hundred eighty two syria supporter of to develop islamist organization which became his what between eighty two and again five. syrians gave this strategic umbrella this alliance grew stronger because of common cause it's kept iraq from becoming the predominant regional power and stopped israel's efforts to bring lebanon into its orbit. what i can tell you is that syria is a key element in an axis of resistance this is why no one knows for sure how an american aggression against syria might play out of eventually not even the americans who have been pushing for intervention in israel has already tried to hand and although she won't publicly admit it it's widely accepted tel aviv was behind at least four military strikes inside syria aimed at preventing weapons from being transferred from damascus to hizbollah in a shift from her usual noncommittal public stance tel aviv also recently called for assad to be toppled but any attack on syria will undoubtedly invoke his beloved
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television a scenario that could make the war in two thousand and six look like a minus level policy r.t. innovative. live news from moscow continues just over half an hour time after the break though the kaiser report tonight talking about the effects of global economic policies and how it affects powerful countries next. you know i'm old enough to remember on reruns when gomer pyle used to cry citizen's arrest when he saw something wrong in mayberry and a new law in russia could allow our city average to do the same thing by helping to enforce law in the country this low allows citizens to protect public order by becoming volunteer workers deputy policeman and even forming peoples militias which
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will in theory prevent crime or at least allow the police to be informed more quickly and accurately of course this like any project which sounds nice on paper is all about the implementation so we'll see how these deputies and militias will work overall i think this won't have much of an effect on crime but it could have a huge impact on non-criminal bad public behavior you know i am not the bravest guy on the planet and it's hard to confront a group of five drunk guys who are just as big as you who are acting like idiots on the street but doing so with ten stone sober militiaman buddies could provide a much more convincing argument for the drunkard's this could be a big step forward for democracy when you actually have at least a scrap of power or control over the events in your neighborhood then you are sure feel like people actually have a lot of power and this could be good for the country but that's just my opinion. the olympic torch is on it's a big journey to such. twenty three days. through to
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the return to cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limb think george. bush will country on cue. the kaiser report imax kaiser financial holocaust financial chair financial apartheid yes all the cost and terror and apartheid of the lions and tigers and bears of our day but dorothy you can rise up just click your heels and storm the palaces with a.

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